Stanford Dental
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Welcome to Our Practice

Dr. James Stanford and his team would like to welcome you to Stanford Dental!

We care for patients of all ages at our practice, and our exceptional dentistry and service make us THE family dental practice in Manchester, MO.

A Patient-Centered Practice

We sincerely value our patients and know that establishing trust between patient and dentist is an essential part of dentistry. This is why we spend a great deal of time getting to know each of our patients.

Dr. Stanford is a dentist in Manchester, MO who has been caring for patients for well over 33 years. His extensive knowledge and experience allow him to provide a level of dentistry and service not found at most practices. Our patients love the personalized attention and care they receive every time they visit, and we know you will, too.

Call Us to Book an Appointment

We look forward to meeting you and your family. Call us today so we can schedule your next dental appointment.

What services do you offer?

As a general dentist in Manchester, MO, we offer dental services for family members of all ages. Dr. Stanford and our team will help you choose the ones that help you achieve, protect, and maintain excellent oral health.

  • Dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Periodontal (gum) treatment
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Root canal therapy
  • Oral cancer screenings

In addition to the above general dental services, we also offer advanced procedures such as:

  • Dental implants
  • Six Month Smiles braces

If there’s a treatment that you think you need and don’t see it listed here, please call our dental office at (636) 256-3559 and talk to our dental team. Chances are, if it affects your oral health, we can fix it!

Do you offer sedation dentistry?

At Stanford Dental, we understand that going to the dentist isn’t a relaxing experience for every patient. But we use the best dental anesthetics, so once you’re numb, you won’t experience any pain during your procedure. However, we want you to feel in control of the situation, so if you feel uncomfortable at any point during your visit, raise your hand, and we’ll stop and give you more anesthetic.

Dr. Stanford understands how you feel, and he can talk with you about using nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for your dental procedures. You inhale the slightly sweet-smelling gas through a nasal mask, which makes you feel happy and relaxed. Some patients even experience euphoria, which is why it’s also called laughing gas!

Nitrous is safe for children, and we can use it for most types of procedures. Next time you're having dental treatment, please ask about nitrous oxide at our Manchester dental office to help you relax.

What happens at my first dental appointment?

New adult patients begin their relationship with our practice with a 90-minute appointment in which Manchester, MO dentist Dr. Stanford takes the time to perform a full and comprehensive interview, which includes a thorough examination, x-rays, and photos of the teeth and gums.

The reason we are so thorough during your first examination is to determine what's healthy that we need to maintain. It also allows us to inform you if any unhealthy situation is detected. If so, we will restore your oral health as soon as possible with a personalized treatment plan that we tailor to your unique needs.

If you're ready to schedule your first dental appointment at Stanford Dental, please call us at (636) 256-3559. We can't wait to meet you!

I’m nervous about dental visits. How can you help me?

We want to help you feel relaxed and at ease when you visit our office. We’ve equipped every treatment room with a television, blankets, music options, pillows, and massage chairs to help make your experience exceptional. We also finish most treatment procedures with a warm, lavender-scented towel for your comfort.

We hope that you feel comfortable, welcome, and well taken care of when you spend time at Stanford Dental. If there's anything we can do to improve your comfort, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Do you offer same-day emergency appointments?

If you need an emergency dentist in Manchester, MO, we will see you either the same day or the next day if you can work around our schedule. We know that a dental emergency like a toothache is never convenient and always comes at the worst time. Because we want to be there for you when you need us, we always keep some emergency appointments available.

Dr. Stanford understands how upsetting dental emergencies can be, so his patients can always reach him by phone. Even if it’s after hours, he will offer advice and reassurance until you can see us on the next working day.

If you broke a tooth, have a toothache, or have another dental problem, call Stanford Dental at (636) 256-3559. We’ll provide the relief and treatment you need to get back to enjoying life again.

What dental technology do you offer?

Patients will find Stanford Dental well-equipped with the latest dental technology. This allows us to provide a more comfortable and pleasant experience for our patients while ensuring they receive the highest quality care.

For example, color photos from our intraoral camera help make it easier for you to understand your treatment needs. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can help “take the edge off” for patients who feel anxious at the dentist.

Dr. Stanford also uses air abrasion, which eliminates the need for dental anesthetics and numbing when restoring a cavity. Digital impressions increase comfort by doing away with the messy impressions used in the past.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

At Stanford Dental, we accept and submit claims for all dental insurances with the exception of HMO, Medicaid, and Medicare plans where you select your doctors from a limited list.

Coverage varies widely from plan to plan, so it’s difficult to pinpoint what your insurance will pay. However, we do our very best to give you an accurate estimate of your coverage and what your out-of-pocket costs will be before treatment.

We want to help you get the most out of your dental coverage, so if you have any insurance questions, please call our Manchester, MO dental office. 

Why are you out-of-network for my insurance?

We are an out-of-network dentist for all plans, except Delta Dental Premier. The reason we’ve chosen to do this is that it allows us to:

  • Use the highest quality dental materials
  • Provide individualized and customized appointments
  • Use state-of-the-art custom dental labs

You deserve and expect high-quality dental care to maintain your long-term oral health.

As an out-of-network dentist, we don’t have to compromise on the quality of care we provide. Most patients notice that going to an out-of-network dentist costs only a few more dollars and agree that the high-quality results we can achieve are well worth it.

Do you offer flexible appointment scheduling?

We know that it can sometimes be hard to fit dental appointments into your hectic schedule. At Stanford Dental, you will find both morning and late evening appointments so we can fit into your schedule rather than you having to fit into ours.

Our dental office is open until 7:30 PM on Tuesdays and until 6 PM on Wednesdays, so you can arrange to see us after school or work. Please call our Manchester, MO dental office to arrange an appointment that fits your busy schedule!

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